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Inca Trail Express 5D/4N

If you are looking for an easier alternative to the 4-day trek but still want to enjoy time in the breath-taking Andean Mountains, this trip is for you!

Hike along the original stone staircases of the Inca Trail up to Inti Punku, and be amazed by the views over the magical site of Machu Picchu.

Tour Highlights

  • Hike through the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu
  • See this magical site in the early morning light
  • ATV Quad Bike Adventure to Maras & Moray
  • Traverse the ancient Inca Trail
Price from

$1,500.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 1 Night in a 3-star hotel at Aguas Calientes & 3 Nights in a Hostel in Cuzco
  • - Bus & train transfers
  • - 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • - Active Adventure
  • - Professional bilingual guide on trek Machu Picchu tour
  • - Fee and briefing

Departures:

Every Monday

Itinerary

Day 1: Cuzco, Peru

Today, after you have arrived & checked in your accommodation for the night, you will have some free time to discover Cuzco on your own.

Day 2: Cuzco, Peru

You will be picked up from your accommodation and head to Cruz Pata, a small village where the quad-bike adventure will begin. You will receive a safety briefing before starting off through the countryside to Moray, our first stop of the day.

Spot at ancient Inca circular crop terraces and be amazed at the engineering developments of the ancient Inca. You will be able to connect with Mother Earth, (La Pachamama) and learn how the Andean culture lives in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. After receiving some explanations, you will be free to walk around. You will then continue your ride to the “Salineras”, salt mines where you will be able to see local people working in the salt mines. Get free time to shop for souvenirs if you would like.

Hop back on your 4×4 quadbike once again and go back to Cruz Pata where you will return your motorbike and equipment and then take a return transfer back to Cuzco.

Day 3: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes, Peru

Accommodation pick-up at 3:45 – 4:00 am and transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the journey to KM 104, the beginning point of our trek.

A 4-hour hike uphill will bring us to the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (2,700m) where our professional guide will explain the culture and history of the site. A well deserved lunch will be served after another short 10-minute hike.

In the afternoon we will continue hiking to reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the majestic Machu Picchu citadel.

A tourist-class bus will transfer the group to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) where we will spend the night.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cuzco, Peru

Take a tourist-class bus back up to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning for a guided tour with a professional bilingual guide who will explain the history and culture of Machu Picchu. If you desire to hike Huayna Picchu or return to the Inti Punku, you will have free time to do so. Wander around the site at your leisure after the tour to take photos and absorb the magical vibes of this miraculous mountain top citadel.

Return to Aguas Calientes by tourist-class bus. In the town you will find internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax. Visit the local marketplace right next to the train tracks where you can shop until the train whistle blows signalling your return to Ollantaytambo.

Take the bus back to Cuzco and get dropped off late in the day at the Plaza San Francisco.

Please make your own way to the accommodation your tonight’s accommodation.

Day 5: Cuzco, Peru

After a good night sleep, it’s time to check out of the accommodation and head toward your next journey.